WHEREAS, the Board of Supervisors of the South Douglas Conservation District (“District”) operates under the laws of the State of Washington applicable to conservation districts.

WHEREAS, the District is governed by a five member board, as set out in RCW Chapter 89.08 and WAC Section 135-110.

It is RESOLVED that a ballot election for an open position on the District board of Supervisors will be held February 7, 2018 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the NCW Fairgrounds, 601 N Monroe, Waterville, WA

The elected position expiring in May, 2018, is currently held by Jeff Rock.

Interested candidates must be registered voters who reside within the boundaries of the District. Candidates may be required to be landowners or operators of a farm, depending on current composition of the District board of supervisors. The filing deadline for candidates to file their candidate information is 1/10/18. Interested candidates must file their candidate information at 206 N Chelan Ave, Waterville, WA  98858

Eligible voters are registered voters who reside within the boundaries of the District. The last day and time that voters can request absentee ballots from the office is 3:00 p.m., 1/17/18. Absentee ballots can be requested from Carol Cowling, Coordinator, at the above address or 509-745-9160.

 The election supervisor will be Carol Cowling.

 A conservation district supervisor is a public official who serves without compensation and who sets policy and direction for the conservation district. The published election procedures can be viewed at the District office and are available from the Washington State Conservation Commission at http://scc.wa.gov

 Adopted at a regular board meeting of the District Board of Supervisors on 12/4/2017

Signed by Jeff Rock, Chairman

Are you interested in becoming more involved with your Conservation District? South Douglas Conservation District will have an elected supervisor position open early in 2018.

The five member Board of Supervisors meets on the first Monday of each month, except August. The supervisors set policy and direction for the Conservation District, serving a three year term without compensation. (We can reimburse for travel to monthly meetings) They oversee conservation practices in southern Douglas County, promoting education and protecting natural resources.  Currently, the district is involved in developing the Firewise Program in Douglas County, Vets on the Farm, water quality projects, and a cost share program for its cooperators.  Your time would involve monthly board meetings as well as community contact to identify resource needs and provide assistance, whether technical, financial or educational.

 If you are interested in becoming a supervisor, please call  745-9160.  The application form and nominating petition must be completed by January 10, 2018.